Thanks so much to all you superstars who have joined up to make a little LillyBo quilt. Keep watching ... full details will be posted soon.
This easy little project gave me my start to get back into creativity this year. These little packets hold a craft item that I used to make years ago and when I found an old sample amongst my boxes I thought of so many blogging friends who, I'm sure, would love one.
7 have now been posted to some lovely people but whilst I will show their packets, they don't know they are on their way and I will wait until they are received to divulge the special contents.
Here's a template to print off if you'd like to make the simple packets which would also hold ATCs. Two can be cut from an A4 card and they can be made from card you have decorated artily or you can add some of your lovely small offcuts of printed papers to decorate them.
Here's one cut from my own arty stencilled card.
Cut out, scored and folded, ready to stick flap x to side x
and the bottom flap to the bottom edge
I spritzed colour on the inside just on the part that shows.
All ready to add brads, ribbon, trims and embellishments of your choice.
What secrets will your's hold, I wonder?
A freezing foggy day in January and we decided on a day out somewhere a bit different.
Jodrell Bank to see the Lovell Telescope.
I didn't think we'd see much with the fog but as we drew closer it became clearer and so impressive.
We saw into the studios of the TV programme "Stargazing Live" but Dara O'Briain and Prof Brian Cox hadn't arrived for the evening show.
It would be a great visit in the good weather to explore the Nature Trail but not on the day we chose!
There were crows all over the stanchions but none of them would pose for a photo except this brave soul.
Inside the Discovery Centre it was really interesting and, although geared for children, I think it appeals to all ages with lots of hands on experiments.
We checked out our heat output via the infra-red screen and whilst DH looks hot stuff I must be a real cool chick! Just look at the difference!
We also printed off the fascinating graphs of the constant outer space information readings from the telescope. Don't know what they saw out there but once again such a difference between each one.
Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543
This is one of the ancients we can praise or blame for leading us onto the space trail via his early scientific theories....
We ended an interesting jaunt with a super meal in an old tavern in Plumley...the Smokers. Old oak beams, a warm fire, copper kettles, great food and lovely service from friendly staff. A lucky chance find to which we will certainly return.